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Jackson Heights has no "official" boundaries in that it is not a city, state, or federal geographic entity. It has no formal government.  
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Jackson Heights has no "official" boundaries. It is not a city, state, or federal geographic entity and has no formal government. There many views of the neighborhood's borders.
  
 
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In 2015 DNAnfo.com asked city residents to draw their own neighborhood borders, see [https://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20150811/midtown/draw-where-you-think-your-neighborhood-borders-are-on-this-map Draw Where You Think Your Neighborhood Borders Are]. (See Map 4 DNAInfo.)  
 
In 2015 DNAnfo.com asked city residents to draw their own neighborhood borders, see [https://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20150811/midtown/draw-where-you-think-your-neighborhood-borders-are-on-this-map Draw Where You Think Your Neighborhood Borders Are]. (See Map 4 DNAInfo.)  
  
Here on the wiki we use the borders of Greater Jackson Heights with events, organizations, issues, people, etc. within that area or nearby. (See Map 5. Greater Jackson Heights.)  
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For the most part the [[JacksonHeights.nyc Initiative]] uses the borders selected by the DNAinfo project, referring to the area as Greater Jackson Heights. But we encourage nearby events, organizations, issues, people, etc. to be listed as well. (See Map 5. Greater Jackson Heights.)  
 
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File:Jackson Heights Historic District - NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission.png|300px|right|Map 1. City Historic District  
 
File:Jackson Heights Historic District - NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission.png|300px|right|Map 1. City Historic District  
 
File:Jackson_Heights_National_Historic_District_Map.png|300px|right|Map 2. National Historic district
 
File:Jackson_Heights_National_Historic_District_Map.png|300px|right|Map 2. National Historic district
 
File:Jackson_Heights_USPS_11372_Zip_code_map.png|300px|right|Map 3. Post Office Delivery Zone
 
File:Jackson_Heights_USPS_11372_Zip_code_map.png|300px|right|Map 3. Post Office Delivery Zone
File:DNA_Map_of_Jackson Heights_-_May_8_2017.png|300px|right|Map 4. DNAInfo 
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File:DNA_Map_of_Jackson Heights_-_May_8_2017.png|300px|right|Map 4. DNAinfo Consensus 
 
File:JacksonHeights.nyc_map_with_street_names_outline.png|300px|right|"Greater Jackson Heights"
 
File:JacksonHeights.nyc_map_with_street_names_outline.png|300px|right|"Greater Jackson Heights"
 
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Revision as of 16:40, 12 May 2017

Jackson Heights has no "official" boundaries. It is not a city, state, or federal geographic entity and has no formal government. There many views of the neighborhood's borders.

The Several Jackson Heights'

The Jackson Heights neighborhood's origin stems from a real estate development venture led by Edward A. MacDougall in the early part of the 20th century. Today MacDougall's dream exists within a city designated Historic District with distinct boundaries. (See Map 1. City Historic District).

When the initiative to recognize the special features of the Historic District was undertaken in the 1980s, some thought the selected area was too narrow, and that MacDougall's larger vision should be recognized. This effort led to the designation of a broader Jackson Heights National Historic District. (See Map 2. National Historic District.)

Others believe we should use the delivery area used by the United States Postal Service. (See Map. 3 USPS.)

None of these take in any land north of Northern Boulevard, an area that once held Holmes Airport, the city's first commercial airport, and the North and South Ridge coops.

In 2015 DNAnfo.com asked city residents to draw their own neighborhood borders, see Draw Where You Think Your Neighborhood Borders Are. (See Map 4 DNAInfo.)

For the most part the JacksonHeights.nyc Initiative uses the borders selected by the DNAinfo project, referring to the area as Greater Jackson Heights. But we encourage nearby events, organizations, issues, people, etc. to be listed as well. (See Map 5. Greater Jackson Heights.)